Barriers and Facilitators of Research Utilization among a Sample of Registered Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160295
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Presentation
Title:
Barriers and Facilitators of Research Utilization among a Sample of Registered Nurses
Abstract:
Barriers and Facilitators of Research Utilization among a Sample of Registered Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Sommer, Sheryl , PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Acute Chronic and Long Term Care, 2160 South First Ave, Maguire Bldg, Room 2841, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA
Evidence-based nursing has been recognized as a way to secure the greatest possible improvement in physical and psychological health, by basing decisions about patient care on evidence of clinical effectiveness. However, the literature continues to report a lack of consistent implementation of research findings into clinical practice even when there is substantial evidence that can be used in support. This study investigated barriers and facilitators to research utilization among 255 registered nurses, employed in 23 in-patient units at a medical center in the Midwestern part of the U.S. The “Meaning and Measurement” model (Upshur et al., 1996) provided a theoretical framework for this study. This model incorporates contributions from social sciences in the theory of evidence by incorporating features of: Concrete Historical (attitudes, perceptions); Historical Social (policies); Impersonal/Social (statistical evidence); and Personal Mathematical (decision theory, quality of life). Research questions addressed registered nurse’s perceived barriers and facilitators to research utilization. The Barriers Scale (Funk et al., 1991) was used to assess barriers and facilitators to research utilization. This instrument consisted of 29 Likert-scale and 3 open-ended items and has well established reliability and validity. Results Overall, participants perceived organizational barriers to be the greatest. Additional barriers included insufficient time to implement new ideas; perceived lack of authority to change practice; and difficulty reading and evaluating research articles. Overall, the best facilitators were identified as provision of administrative support; information sharing; research knowledge; and allocation of time. Significant findings included a positive relationship between barriers and the nurse’s level on a Clinical Ladder. This finding has not been previously documented in the literature. The implication of findings and recommendations for education and practice will be discussed. Recommendations from participants have implications for future publications of research findings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBarriers and Facilitators of Research Utilization among a Sample of Registered Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160295-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Barriers and Facilitators of Research Utilization among a Sample of Registered Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sommer, Sheryl , PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Acute Chronic and Long Term Care, 2160 South First Ave, Maguire Bldg, Room 2841, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evidence-based nursing has been recognized as a way to secure the greatest possible improvement in physical and psychological health, by basing decisions about patient care on evidence of clinical effectiveness. However, the literature continues to report a lack of consistent implementation of research findings into clinical practice even when there is substantial evidence that can be used in support. This study investigated barriers and facilitators to research utilization among 255 registered nurses, employed in 23 in-patient units at a medical center in the Midwestern part of the U.S. The &ldquo;Meaning and Measurement&rdquo; model (Upshur et al., 1996) provided a theoretical framework for this study. This model incorporates contributions from social sciences in the theory of evidence by incorporating features of: Concrete Historical (attitudes, perceptions); Historical Social (policies); Impersonal/Social (statistical evidence); and Personal Mathematical (decision theory, quality of life). Research questions addressed registered nurse&rsquo;s perceived barriers and facilitators to research utilization. The Barriers Scale (Funk et al., 1991) was used to assess barriers and facilitators to research utilization. This instrument consisted of 29 Likert-scale and 3 open-ended items and has well established reliability and validity. Results Overall, participants perceived organizational barriers to be the greatest. Additional barriers included insufficient time to implement new ideas; perceived lack of authority to change practice; and difficulty reading and evaluating research articles. Overall, the best facilitators were identified as provision of administrative support; information sharing; research knowledge; and allocation of time. Significant findings included a positive relationship between barriers and the nurse&rsquo;s level on a Clinical Ladder. This finding has not been previously documented in the literature. The implication of findings and recommendations for education and practice will be discussed. Recommendations from participants have implications for future publications of research findings. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:48:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:48:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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